Since 2007, Congressman Bob Latta has served the people of Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. Congressman Latta is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee where he plays an intricate role in crafting the nation’s energy, telecommunications, environment, health care, and interstate commerce policy. Latta is Chairman of the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, where he advocates for policies and solutions that focus on jobs and innovation-creating 21st Century Commerce.
Latta is also a member of the Subcommittee on Energy and the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. Along with his committee positions, Congressman Latta is a Deputy Whip and Co-Chairs the Congressional Propane Caucus and the Rural Broadband Caucus.
Throughout his tenure, Congressman Latta has advocated for the interests of the people of Northwest and West Central Ohio through policies that further economic prosperity and job creation. His top priorities include balancing the budget, maintaining a strong national defense, and implementing commonsense government reforms.
Numerous pieces of legislation authored by Latta have been signed into law during his Congressional tenure. Latta authored the Drinking Water Protection Act, which provides for the assessment and management of the risk of algal toxins in drinking water. He also is the sponsor of the Propane Education and Research Enhancement Act, which helps ensure that families, farms, and businesses have access to propane during the coldest parts of the winter. In addition, Latta is the author of the Safeguarding America’s Pharmaceuticals Act, which establishes a tracking system for pharmaceutical drugs through the supply chain – from manufacturers, to wholesalers, to distributors, and patients.
Latta is a steadfast advocate for our nation’s veterans, authoring legislation passed by the House to expedite the processing of VA appeals claims.
Congressman Latta is an avid sportsman and lifelong resident of Northwest Ohio. He and his wife Marcia live in Bowling Green and they have two daughters, Elizabeth and Maria.